Whitman County Sheriff’s deputies recover property stolen from burglaries

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$40,000 worth of stolen property recovered.
COLFAX, WA - Whitman County Sheriff's deputies want you to report any suspicious activity as they investigate a string of burglaries in the northern part of the county.

Whitman County Sheriff Brett Myers said deputies recovered about $40,000 worth of stolen property like these motorcycles, utility vehicles and tools on Friday.

Deputies have arrested two suspects, and Whitman County Sheriff Brett Myers said they'll likely arrest more suspects soon. He said burglaries like these are on the rise in Whitman County.

"Fortunately, we have been able to solve the vast majority of our burglaries," said Myers. "And we hope to keep it that way just to send a message that, if you come to Whitman County and you steal, you're going to get caught and you're going to go to jail."

Kenneth Himes, 34, is accused of being involved in the burglaries. He was arrested at his home in Tekoa. 35-year-old Lance Garret of Tensed was arrested in Benewah County for possession of stolen property related to this investigation.

Sheriff Myers said the best way to avoid becoming a victim of burglary is to lock your doors and report any suspicious activity or vehicles you may see in your neighborhood.